Volvo

It's Boxing Day so it's the perfect time to start talking about boxy cars.

"Estate cars", "load luggers", "MPVs", "boxes on wheels"... call them what you will, practical cars are popular because of one simple reason.

We may all like to thing we're individual and stylish, but the fact of the matter is that for most of us, we need a car which do everything.

Whether that's a car which can carry skis, snowboards, mountain bikes or just a car which can take the kids to school in safety, a motor with a big boot and large loading capabilities is what most people need.

We've put our thinking caps on and brought you the best practical cars around. Have your own view on what are the best boxy cars? Post your comments below